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Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation – Small Grants Program

The Greater Rochester Community Health Foundation (“GRCHF”) is a supporting organization of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. It was established with the proceeds from the sale of the nonprofit Frisbie Memorial Hospital to HCA Healthcare, Inc. Its mission is to improve health and well-being and reduce the burden of illness of people in Strafford County and surrounding communities. Learn more about GRCHF and its vision and values.

The focus of this grant program is access to care, which was identified by initial research of community needs assessments from the major healthcare providers in the region. This grantmaking program is open to nonprofit organizations that serve Strafford County residents and work on access to care challenges. Access to care may include: substance use disorder, food security, housing, senior services, transportation and logistics, culturally appropriate care, awareness of services, care coordination and patient motivation. If your organization provides dental, maternal or mental/behavioral health care, please apply to the targeted grant program.

  • Geographic focus

    Funding is limited to organizations providing services in Strafford County, New Hampshire. If your organization is headquartered outside of Strafford County but considers Strafford County to be a primary service location, you are eligible to apply.

  • Eligibility

    Organizations must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations that do not have public charity status may apply for grants if another public charity acts as a fiscal sponsor.

    The following organization types should not apply:

    • Public and private schools
    • Hospitals
    • Colleges and universities
    • Religious organizations
    • Municipalities and government entities
    • • If you are one of the organizations listed above and have a grant specific question, please contact Meena Gyawali at Zrran.Tlnjnyv@aups.bet.
  • Grant amount

    Up to $10,000 of general operating support. These are nonrenewable, one-year grants.

  • Recent grants

    See a complete list of 2022 inaugural grants.

  • Application deadline

    October 18, 2023, 5:00 pm Eastern time

    GrantSource application portal will open Tuesday, September 19, 2023.

Application and grant process

Step 1

Determine eligibility.

Carefully read the information provided above to determine if you are eligible.

Step 2

Log in or create a new profile in GrantSource.

Log in to GrantSource, update your profile and access open applications. If you have never applied, please create a new profile using the “Register here” button.

If you need assistance accessing GrantSource or creating a profile, contact Wendy Cahill at Jraql.Pnuvyy@aups.bet.

Step 3

Complete and submit the online application.

Prepare answers for the application questions. Answer the questions in GrantSource.

Step 4

Receive funding.

Applicants will be notified of final decisions via email in December 2023.

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Meena Gyawali
  • Meena Gyawali
  • Initiative Leader, Environment